Vera Says Choose to Eat Local – What’s In Season and Where to Find It

March 11, 2015 at 11:22 am

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Vera-LOGO-Fpattern (1) (1) You signed up for a CSA, but you are only seeing promises of local food.  You hear of morels, fiddleheads, favas and peas, but you know that from an eat local perspective, it is still very much winter.  Where can I go and what can I find?   Start with our sponsor Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks.  They have local apples, beets, carrots, cabbage, potatoes, onions and more still in stock.  Visit any of these stores that focus on local food, you should find something, maybe some spinach or other green.  See below for what’s in season and where to find it.  Choose to eat local.

What’s In Season Now

From the Ground

  • Green garlic
  • Watercress

Indoor Crops

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Sprouts

Storage Crops

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Apples
  • Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Celery root
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Burdock root
  • Onions

Year round

  • Meats, poultry, lake fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk, cheese and other dairy
  • Mushrooms
  • Grains and breads
  • Preserved and jarred products

Where to Find Local Food

In addition to the following markets, there are several stores in the Chicago area that focus on selling local foods.


Visit our friends from the Experimental Station at their 61st Market on Saturday March 14 from 9 AM to 2 PM -  6100 S. Blackstone

All sorts of food including sausages and tofu plus all you can Nosh await Sunday, March 15 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Logan Square Farmer’s Market - 2755 N. Milwaukee Av

Growing power vegetables, Faith Farm’s pork, and more at the Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmer’s Market.  Sunday March 15 from 11 AM to 4 PM – 5311 S. Lake Park

Oak Park

Local meat and eggs from Emily and Dennis Wettstein at the Buzz Cafe on Saturday March 14 from 12 PM to 230 PM – 905 S. Lombard


Weekly winter market at the Evanston Ecology Center on Saturday, March 14 from 9 AM to 1 PM, with a chance to catch the Condiment Queen selling - 2024 N McCormick Blvd


Faith in Place still has winter markets including this one at Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist on Sunday March 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM.  Say hi to the Condiment Queen who will have carrots and more - 1025 N. Smith 


Community Winter Market on  Saturday, March 14 from 9 AM to 1 PM - 327 Hamilton


  If you know of any other farmer’s markets in the Chicago area, please let us know


. What's In Season and Where to Find It - Sponsored by Vera 1023 W. Lake, Chicago What’s In Season and Where to Find It – Sponsored by Vera 1023 W. Lake, Chicago